Hello my name is Daniel and I’m writing about my experience working with Mr.Ed in the Wood Department. He has taught me about using power tools in a responsible manner and being safe around the bandsaw. I learned how to cut wood to the correct length which is very important when making cutting boards for customers who might buy them from Seeds. It makes me feel pride when someone buys something I made. In conclusion the Wood Department is one of my favorite departments at Seeds.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”– Helen Keller
Cooperation builds communication skills, boosts self-confidence and teaches us to work together as a team. At SEEDs for Autism, we understand that learning to cooperate with others is an important skill that promotes higher achievement and cultivates positive relationships in all areas of life. We asked SEEDs participants to share their thoughts on this important topic.
When you decide to cooperate with another person on a big project, you two are helping each other with putting the finishing touches on that same project. Whenever you see someone in need of getting the job done, you help that someone finish up whatever task they were given. When you are finished with helping that someone with some task, that would make you supportive.
Sometimes it’s not enough to do something on your own. Maybe it takes more than one person. Maybe you’re stuck in a tight situation and need help. Sometimes the problem can be solved before it even happens. These are only some of the many reasons why cooperation is important in a working environment. It may not always be easy, but it’s worth putting in the effort to get the job done faster and in much better quality. The more times people cooperate, the more they will trust, understand, and rely on each other for help.
It is important for you to cooperate because when you work together it makes it easier, and not only that, the project can be done a lot faster. When nobody cooperates, it makes the task a lot harder than it needs to be.
Cooperation is very important because humans are social animals. Without cooperation things like society, languages, and basically everything that makes up our daily lives would not have been created. Some people like to brag about how they never needed help from anyone or say it’s “every man for himself”, but that is never true. They were raised by people who cared for them when they were young, went to schools taught by people who were in turn taught by other people, they eat food bought from stores which were bought from farms, the very concept of buying something came from our society’s decision to place a specific value on pieces of otherwise useless paper. Everyday we cover the weak points of other humans while they help us cover ours, in large ways like with doctors treating patients to small ways like helping someone carry a heavy object. While you do not have to cooperate with everyone, to refuse to ever cooperate is to devalue all the effort put forth by other humans both currently living and in the past.
Hi my name is Megan and the wood department is what I want to talk about today. The wood department is my favorite because I’ve worked in there the most and Ed is a really good instructor. There are two instructors in the wood department. One works from Monday to Thursday and the other one only comes in on Wednesday. Ed is the one who works at SEEDs all week and Al goes on Wednesday. Ed is the instructor who taught me how to use the lathe in wood turning. One of the previous instructors, Brian, taught me how to use the bandsaw. I hurt myself once by not paying enough attention to what I was doing and accidentally cut myself. After the accident though I was able to restrain myself from getting cut any more on the bandsaw and work towards being better in the wood department.
I first started working at Seeds in 2014 and when I did, Mary Ann thought I should work in the wood department. At first I was a little bit worried and scared, but after a while I got used to it. Working with Ed has helped me tremendously and I was able to further understand how to work in the wood department. The things I’ve made in the wood department include: salt and pepper shakers, acorn boxes, handles for pizza cutters, garden forks and wine bottle stoppers just to name a few.
The skills I’ve learned so far in the wood department range from job skills to conversation skills. I also learned how to cope with situations that you don’t always agree with. Even when you’re faced with something you’ve never done before, you learn how to deal with it as time goes on and it gets easier and easier to do. I was patient with myself so that I could adapt easier to what I was doing in the wood department. And I was also able to be persistent with what I was doing right when I was in the wood department so that I could better adapt to working in there.
The wood department has taught me many things including being persistent, learning to be able to cope with different situations, job skills like focusing on the task, following instructions, attention to detail, and most importantly listening to the instructor. One of the reasons I love working in the wood department is that the instructor Ed has helped me overcome a lot of difficulties to be able to work in that department. Another reason is that he has taught me how to cope with situations and work on the lathe which was a new experience for me.
The Accountant is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Gavin O’Connor, written by Bill Dubuque and starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow. The film follows a highly-functioning autistic small-town certified public accountant who makes his living uncooking the books of dangerous criminal organizations that are experiencing internal embezzlement.
When saw I this trailer for this movie I found it very interesting. It is about a kid and man who has been diagnosed with autism. He is a small-town certified public accountant and makes a living uncooking the books of dangerous criminal organizations that are experiencing internal embezzlement.
But I don’t think of Ben Affleck’s character as being a villain, I consider him a man who had a tough childhood with autism who was not being afraid, learned to have self-defense and sometimes we can relate to him when we have difficulty socializing.
Somehow, when a person says you’re special and smart, there is nothing wrong to be diagnosed with autism. It’s a good thing to be smart and special.
So, watching this movie, I learned that sometimes when we have rough childhood, learning self-defense and being smart about all things can be very helpful to your own character.
But also I liked that there were hidden references in the movie. For example, when Affleck’s character had comic-books, one of them had a Superman comic and even when Christian was calling the Voice, it had a little nod reference to when Batman was calling Oracle on phone or bluetooth
I give this movie 100% approved. Ben did great and the cast was wonderful and I’m really looking forward to seeing Ben Affleck and J.K. Simmons again in Justice League as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Commissioner James “Jim” Gordon.
Awesomeness at its finest!!
Learning how to Weld
When was the last time you used a gardening tool or hook to hang stuff? Chances are you probably use at least one of these two items on a regular basis and never really stopped and realize how handy these two things are. Just like anything else someone has to make these products and then sell them. Right now i am working at a place called SEEDS for Autism and just recently started learning how to weld these items and would like to explain a little bit of things we have to learn in order to make these common everyday items.
Before you get started it’s important to make sure you are wearing the proper safety gear like goggles and gloves. It’s also important to know how to use the different tools properly to ensure proper safety for yourself and the people you work with. Some people find all of these safety precautions to be a bit overwhelming but taking all of these measures is quintessential to welding and since the forge is several thousand degrees hot getting burned can cause serious injury and harm to the part of the body that gets burned. Remember the number one rule in welding, just like other trades, is safety first.
Once you’ve followed the proper safety standards the real fun begins. The different steps that need to be followed start with marking the pieces of metal so that you know where to cut and as you do that someone else will get the forge started and heated up so that you can place the metal in once you’ve finished marking and cutting the metal accordingly. Finally after heating up the metal you can begin forging the metal. When forging there are many different tools that you can use in order to make specific designs like heart shaped hooks, gardening tools and stakes. I just started learning how to make stuff in welding so these are just some of the basic designs but i am having a good time so that’s important when you’re trying new things. If you have fun trying new things then you’ll be able to expand your horizons by trying more and more new things which is good because it will help you make the most of your life.
I’m not usually the person who likes change or trying new things but going to SEEDS has helped me get introduced to all sorts of cool stuff like welding. So if you’re trying to figure out what you want to do with your life come check out SEEDS for Autism and you will have the chance to learn how to weld and do a variety of other activities like sowing, ceramics, wood and other fun stuff. One of my favorites is welding and you might like it too.